Photo Flash: First Look at Gail Bennett, Tony Mansker and More in Ogunquit's MARY POPPINS
Mary Poppins flies over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Step in Time." Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. Check out a first look below!
Gail Bennett will return to the Ogunquit Playhouse stage to reprise her role from the National Tour as Mary Poppins and Broadway actor Tony Mansker will return to the role of Bert after a four year run in the original Broadway production.Flying by Foy, theatrical flying experts, is helping the Ogunquit Playhouse create much of the magic and special effects for this production.
The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to have Shaun Kerrison, return from England to direct Mary Poppins. Lisa Stevens will choreograph Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical for Ogunquit. Special effects in the musical version of Mary Poppins will be provided by Flying by Foy. Ogunquit Playhouse has hired the most prolific and widely-respected theatrical flying service in the world to allow Mary Poppins to fly over the Ogunquit stage and to help Bert to do some fancy footwork as well! The company was established in 1957 by Peter Foy, whose innovative techniques and patented mechanical inventions revolutionized theatrical flight. Throughout his lifetime, Peter Foy applied his artistic vision and mechanical ingenuity to the challenge of safely flying performers in a variety of different and often difficult circumstances. It was his creation that helped define Mary Martin's barnstorming performance as Peter Pan for the 1954 Broadway musical. Since then Foy has introduced a series of wholly new flying systems, each created to remedy a problem or redefine a flying aesthetic. Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to have a renowned industry leader on board to provide the magic for its production of Mary Poppins the Musical.
Tickets are on sale now. Single ticket prices start at $39 per show. To learn more about becoming an Ogunquit Playhouse member or season subscriber, or to purchase tickets and gift certificates, visitwww.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at 207-646-5511.
Gail Bennett with Banks Family
Tony Mansker and Company